On The Scene
New York Fashion Week Spring 2012:
Backstage with Tara Subkoff's Imitation of Christ
We were thrilled to be part of Tara Subkoff's ethereal (and stunning!) Spring 2012 runway show for her line, Imitation of Christ, during New York Fashion Week.
Skyn ICELAND was a backstage destination as everyone wanted to take our instant stress test. Once we assessed each model’s stress level, we prescribed the perfect de-stressing skin treatment so they would be runway ready by showtime!
Along with the talented teams from Hourglass Cosmetics, TRESemme and Fumiko for Color Club, skyn ICELAND provided relaxing mini facials and prepped models' skin for makeup application before the show. Here are the exact steps our esthetician followed to get the models stress-free with flawless, glowing skin:
- Step 1: Cleanse with Glacial Cleansing Cloths
- Step 2: Exfoliate with Nordic Skin Peel
- Step 3: Prep eyes with Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels for 5 minutes while gently massaging the model's skin using Derm-a-globes, to tone the skin and reduce redness, irritation, and inflammation.
- Step 4: Moisturize with Pure Cloud Cream (dry skin) or the ANTIDOTE (oily skin), depending on model's skin type
- Step 5: Treat eyes with Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
Fashion's Night Out 2011
We had a wild time at Ricky's brand new Upper West Side store, during Fashion's Night Out! With the DJ spinning and cocktails flowing, we got to meet and greet Ricky’s shoppers. Armed with our instant stress test and celeb-favorite Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, we were happy to bring instant relief to the stressed out New Yorkers with tired, puffy eyes. The store was wall-to-wall with guests, friends and celebs! We had a blast.
Here are a few peeks at the skyn ICELAND team in action!
And our grand prize giveaway winner:
Thanks to everyone who came out and celebrated the night with us—
it couldn't have been more fun!
Skyn ICELAND De-Stressed Accomplished Women in Film at the 2011 Crystal + Lucy Awards
JULY 10, 2011. We're excited to have been a part of Women in Film Los Angeles' Crystal + Lucy Awards again this year! The list of honorees was as impressive as ever, including Annette Benning, Katie Holmes, Nina Tassler and more. Aiming to provide soothing relief to some of the most notable, hard-working women in the film industry, skyn ICELAND provided gift cards in each gift bag, redeemable for tailored, stress-busting regiments for each recipient
We also included a luxe basket for the fundraising auction, which included our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, Icelandic Relief Eye Pen, Glacial Face Wash, the ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion, Arctic Brightening Serum, Nordic Skin Peel and Glacial Cleansing Cloths
Congratulations to the award winners—the women of skyn ICELAND are inspired daily by what you do!
Skyn ICELAND Relieves the Stress of Donating Blood With a Little Pampering!
Skyn ICELAND is passionate about making a positive impact—and loves to reward those that are also doing their part! This month, we aligned with our Fashion Week partners, Showroom Seven and Seventh House, to give back to those who participated in their May 2011 Blood Drive. Donors received our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to relieve the stress of giving blood—because giving back should never be a chore!
Backstage skin-prep at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2011
This year, skyn ICELAND's Stress Squad returned to the chaotic backstage of premiere designer Elise Øverland's Fall 2011 show to provide much-needed skin prep and stress relief for the models.
Teaming up with the makeup geniuses at Napoleon Perdis, skyn ICELAND helped each model's skin look absolutely flawless for the fresh, minimal makeup looks that debuted for Elise Øverland's fantastic runway-on-ice show at The Standard. Makeup artists spritzed, soothed and de-stressed catwalkers' skin with a selection of skyn ICELAND essentials. Makeup from prior shows was removed with Glacial Cleansing Cloths, irritated skin was calmed with the Arctic Face Mist and models were treated to a 10 minute de-puffing eye treatment with the Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. Finally, Icelandic Relief Eye Cream was applied for makeup to go on smoother and for long lasting results. Models' skin was then restored and ready for the show!
Designer Elise used skyn ICELAND herself to de-stress before the show, too! She told us, "I used the products all through the stressful days leading up to the show and afterwards to keep my skin fresh and clean during the sleepless nights...my skin feels so fresh and Nordic! Thank you for giving me great skincare.
The collection was stunning and the models couldn't have looked more beautiful, and we're thrilled to have been a part of the incredible show!
Celebrity stress relief at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards
While Awards season can be a total rush, it can also bring with it a load of stress. For the prestigious Writers Guild Awards, celebrating excellence in writing, skyn ICELAND provided our best secret weapons—Glacial Cleansing Cloths, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels and our Icelandic Relief Eye Pen—to more than 30 outstanding writers and presenters, including Mayim Bialik, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Amy Poehler. We're honored to have been a keep-calm key for these incredible talents! We extend our warm congratulations to all the 2011 award winners.
Skyn ICELAND rescues skin at Sundance 2011
skyn ICELAND teamed up with Exclusive Artist Management and hit the streets of The Sundance Film Festival January 20 - 30 in Park City, Utah to hand-gift some of Hollywood's biggest names and upcoming stars such as Elizabeth Olsen, Amy Ryan and Vera Farmiga with our Pure Cloud Cleanser. We celebrated the amazing talent that was on hand and provided some much-needed stress relief and pampering to winter ravaged skin!
Our warmest congratulations go to all of the festival's winners!
Backstage Beauty at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010
Late nights and early calls...running from show to show...no time to eat...nothing's more stressful than backstage at New York Fashion Week. This year, skyn ICELAND came to the rescue at Elise Overland's Fall 2010 show with stress-relieving facials!
With these four steps, our team helped the models de-stress during the pre-show craziness, and prepped skin for the makeup artists from Napoleon Perdis to create the final runway look:
- CLEANSE: Glacial Cleansing Cloths
- PREP EYES: Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels
- MOISTURIZE: Pure Cloud Cream
- TREAT EYES: Icelandic Relief Eye Cream
Check out our Facebook page for an exclusive gallery of photos and video from behind-the-scenes.
Elise's collection was stunning and the audience was star-studded, but we think the real stars of the night were the models, who all looked stress-free and flawless.
skyn ICELAND Goes to Sundance 2010
In January, skyn ICELAND teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose to pamper the leading ladies of the Sundance Film Festival. Nick worked with Julianne Moore, Kerri Washington and Catherine Keener, and used skyn ICELAND products to help prep their skin for makeup!
Nick gave us his tips and tricks for getting the girls glowing. His top two skyn ICELAND picks were our Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels to help prep and de-puff under-eyes, and our Pure Cloud Cream, which he mixed with foundation to replenish winter skin on Julianne, Catherine and Kerri and give them their flawless looks.
We want to congratulate all of the stars of Sundance for an amazing festival - and Nick for creating star-worthy looks!
Skyn ICELAND raises over $60,000 in the Fight Against Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer
The Commitment Grows! For the fifth year in a row, skyn ICELAND has joined the effort during October's Breast Cancer Awareness month to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. The skyn ICELAND team turned out for the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in New York's Central Park, and donated $5 from the sale of every Detox Kit sold in the month of October to our new charity partner, Gilda's Club Worldwide. In total, we raised $3,500 this year and over $16,500 in the past five years combined in the fight against breast cancer. Thanks to all of our supporters!
Please give the gift of hope and continue donating to these worthwhile organizations:
Skyn ICELAND: Skincare sponsor
at the Charlotte Ronson Fall show
The Charlotte Ronson show was the place to 'see and be seen' this season with young Hollywood out in full force and a paparazzi-packed presentation at the Bryant Park tents. Backstage models were treated to a 7-step, stress-relieving regimen: Nordic Skin Peel, Arctic Face Mist, Antioxidant Calming Serum, Pure Cloud Cream, the Antidote Quenching Daily Lotion, Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels (shown on models on right) and Icelandic Relief Eye Cream. These products were the perfect pre-show regimen as they worked quickly and effectively to reduce redness and irritation as well as hydrate and even skin tone. When the models emerged in Charlotte's cutting edge designs to celebrities and fashion insiders like Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson, Peaches Geldof and Sean Lennon, their skin was glowing and stress-free!
Read more about Skyn ICELAND's involvement with New York's Fashion Week including Robert Verdi and Exclusive Artists as well as our involvement with Copenhagen Fashion Week »
Skyn ICELAND Supports the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Super Saturday Live!Skyn ICELAND has even further expanded our commitment to women's health and partnered, for the first time, with QVC in support of The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund on Super Saturday Live! Held annually in the Hamptons, Super Saturday is a celebrity studded charity shopping event-- the "Rolls Royce of garage sales". Leading designers such as Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, Gucci and Zac Posen donate items for sale and net proceeds go to support the fight against ovarian cancer.
QVC brings the day of fashion into millions of homes through Super Saturday Live, offering viewers from coast to coast the opportunity to purchase everything from designer handbags to makeup to skyn ICELAND. With an outpouring of generosity from skyn ICELAND fans, we raised over $44,000 in the fight against ovarian cancer.
Even our small efforts will make a huge difference for so many. Our commitment to the fight against cancer continues and so should yours.
Please give the gift of hope and continue donating to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
Skyn ICELAND and Gabrielle Finn
Take the Polar Challenge
I first heard of the Polar Challenge whilst attending an exhibition in London called One Life. I had just reached the mid-life crossroads of 40 and I figured it was time to achieve something extraordinary, and One Life promoted life-changing experiences. The Polar Challenge, I found out, was a 350-mile race to the magnetic North Pole... Now, I was no stranger to adventure, having climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked to Everest Base Camp and cycled from London to Paris. But I knew this challenge was in a different league altogether.
It was important to me that my life-changing experience likewise promote life changes for people who couldn't be there in the arctic. My cousin's little boy has a severe case of Muscular Dystrophy, and my special uncle bravely lost the battle against prostate cancer. I decided to use the Polar Challenge to raise both money and awareness to support the fight against these horrible diseases. So far, I've raised on the order of $14,000 for MD and cancer charities, combined. Full article »
E.R. nurse Janet Funk shares her experience raising $6,000 for diabetes research by running the Iceland marathon.
Thanks so much Sarah and skyn ICELAND for helping me reach my goal of running a marathon in Reykjavik, Iceland for Team Diabetes.
I am an E.R. Nurse in Vancouver, Canada, and I deal with the devastating effects of diabetes everyday. I wanted to raise money for research and awareness.
My grandparents were born in Iceland many years ago. My grandfather was born in 1871 and immigrated on the second boat out to Canada. My grandmother was also born in Iceland and was 30 years younger than my grandfather. My grandparents passed away long ago, but my mother is very proud of her Icelandic heritage. Last December we found out she had breast cancer. She was going to go through surgery and radiation therapy. Since I was going to be with her during her treatment, I wanted something that we could focus on that was fun. My mother and my grandmother are amazing, wonderful people and I wanted to celebrate them. I am so grateful for the mother Iceland gave me.
The next week at my running group a poster went up to run a marathon in Iceland for Team Diabetes. I had only done 10k running and never even dreamed about doing a marathon but it was the perfect thing to do. So that is how I got involved in Team Diabetes. I raised $6,000 for diabetes, and committed to do a marathon. Full article »